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Great Bend seamstress sends love and remembrance to Sandy Hook

Patti Smith, Great Bend, spent more than 150 hours designing and constructing this Christmas tree skirt as a gift to the community of Newtown, Conn. She hopes it brings healing to the families and friends of the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting that happened Dec. 14, 2012.

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A year ago, on the morning of Dec. 14, the news of the tragic school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., shocked and saddened people all over the country, as well as the world.  Twenty children and six educators were killed when a gunman entered the secure school, walked into a classroom and began shooting.  
Patti Smith, Great Bend, was putting the finishing touches on a tree skirt project as the news broke, and she remained glued to coverage of the incident as it unfolded, as did her friend, Sheila Smither.  Both grandmothers of children the ages of ...


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